Director of Choral Music: Saint Agnes School

Location: 
Saint Agnes School, Saint Paul, MN
Deadline: 
5/31/2017

The Director of Choral Music is responsible for teaching music theory, vocal skills and planning performances for the following choirs:

Concert Chorale

  • Auditioned High School mixed voices (meets 5 days/week, all year)
  • Directs the Concert Chorale at weekly Mass
  • Prepares the Order of Worship in both Latin and English liturgical settings for approval by the Pastor.

  Madrigal Singers

  • Auditioned, highest level of choir and current member of the Concert Chorale (meets during the day and after school)
  • Small ensemble of 16 – 24 mixed voices

     7th/8th Grade Boys Choir and 7th/8th Grade Girls Choir

  • Required of all 7th and 8th grade students (opposite of band)
  • Meets every other day during school

5th/6th Grade Choir

  • Required of all 5th and 6th grade students (and not participating in band)
  • Meets twice a week during school

This position will begin in the 2017-18 school year.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Practicing Roman Catholic, in possession of a substantial knowledge and appreciation of both the Latin and English liturgical traditions of sacred music
  • Bachelor of Science or higher in Music Education or Bachelor of Arts in Choral or Vocal Performance
  • Piano competency in teaching choral parts and playing choral accompaniments  
  • Strong overall knowledge of music history and theory
  • Experience as a skilled choir director with the ability to direct a variety of age levels.
  • Knowledgeable of all genres of sacred and secular choral literature with a special expertise in Gregorian chant and Renaissance music
  • Possesses a “good sense of taste” in choosing quality choral literature, including newly composed music for all grade levels
  • Has interpersonal skills that will develop relationships with parents, staff, and alumni.

INSTITUTION DESCRIPTION

Saint Agnes School is an award-winning and nationally recognized co-ed, K-12 school rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the sacramental life. Established in 1888, Saint Agnes has celebrated a tradition of excellence for over 125 years.

Located in the heart of St. Paul, Saint Agnes offers a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that provides for the intellectual, moral, spiritual, and character formation of each student. Rigorous educational programs effectively serve a diverse group of students from 80 different zip codes, and opportunities abound in service, athletic competition, and the fine arts.

Recently named one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the U.S., the curriculum underlines the unity of faith and reason and seeks to form students into confident, intelligent and faithful young adults. From the educational philosophy to the cultural and aesthetic environment, Saint Agnes School is built upon a commitment to Christ and His Church, and is proud to serve families across the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Mrs. Andrea Mahoney, Executive Assistant to the Headmaster                                                 

applications@saintagnesschool.org                                                                                                

651-925-8709